The Herbal Bed


26/04/2016 - 07/05/2016    



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Uncover the secret scandal of Shakespeare’s daughter.

A Rose Theatre Kingston, English Touring Theatre and Royal & Derngate Northampton Production

“I have always wanted that which I cannot have.”

When William Shakespeare’s daughter is publicly accused of adultery with her neighbour, her husband chooses to stand by her, suing her accuser for slander. In doing so, their lives fall under the glare of intense public scrutiny in this emotional thriller, based upon real events from Stratford-upon-Avon in the summer of 1613.

A powerful exposé of the contradiction between human desire and social convention which seeks to repress it, Peter Whelan’s moving and uplifting play provides a beautiful evocation of life in Shakespearian England. It was first produced to great acclaim by the Royal Shakespeare Company before transferring to the West End and Broadway.

The Herbal Bed is directed by Artistic Director James Dacre, whose previous direction of Peter Whelan’s The Accrington Pals in 2013 led to great critical acclaim for a “profoundly moving production” (The Guardian).

Tickets: £8 – £28*

* An additional £1 per ticket booking fee and £1.60 per booking transaction fee are payable when booking online and by phone.

Herbal Bed